Since the summer heat and breakneck pace of my life at the moment have rendered me pretty much speechless on the subject of adoption, the very least I can do for you all is share the things that have crossed my path recently.
Korean Unwed Mothers Support Network
It's exciting to announce that the Korean Unwed Mothers Support Network founded by Dr. Richard Boas has launched its website. The organization, which provides assistance to Korean women seeking to parent their children and information to the world about their experience, has been working toward a public presence since its inception. Please bookmark it and share the news. Kudos and congratulations to the entire staff of KUMSN, and to the women who have bravely come forward to share their stories and support others.
Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea
I've clearly been asleep at the wheel for awhile, because it somehow had slipped past me that Jane Jeong Trenka was working on a new book. Fortunately, I got the word as soon as it was released, and received my copy last week. This book is very different from Jane's memoir The Language of Blood and Outsiders Within, the collection of essays on transracial and international adoption on which Jane collaborated. This book is personal, but in a more compelling, intriguing way. I've just begun, but am hooked.